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Hooray Thursday: Pretty Cupcakes

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Today’s Hooray Thursday is dedicated to a little heaven on earth in a form of cupcake! Presenting pretty pastel cupcakes!

Enjoy! ♥

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Cute as a button cupcake

flower pistachio cupcake

pearl studded cupcake

pink purple heart cupcake

pink heart blue icing cupcake

Lunch date at Mey Lin

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Before attending the styling workshop last Saturday, I had a lunch date with my B.

with my lunch date B{ *apologies for the over-exposed photo* }

He asked where I want to eat and I just said I want something healthy, more on vegetables. He instantly remembered Mey Lin Pot & Noodle House in SM Megamall Atrium for their simple Chinese dishes but oh so delicious for our liking!

His & Her Food Choices

Kuchay w/ Black Tokwa

{ Kuchay w/ Black Tokwa }

Seaweeds Fish Ball Soup
{ Seaweeds Fish Ball Soup }

Fried Spring Roll
{ Fried Spring Roll }

Dried String Beans
{ Dried String Beans }

If you noticed all our orders are on their vegetable menu + white rice + their complimentary unlimited hot tea (which I love in Chinese restaurants!).

If you are hungry and in search of a delicious, fuss-free meal that are easy on your pocket, I strongly suggest you head on over to Mey Lin! I can’t remember how many times we dined here and so far they are all pleasant memories.

Mey Lin POT & NOODLE HOUSE
SM-Megamall Branch
All-day Dining during Mall Hours
Level 4, Bldg. A,
Edsa, Mandaluyong City
Tel. 634-1261

IMC (International Master Chef) Kavino, Fusion Cuisine

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IMC Kavino Owner & Chef Owner, Wilson Tan and Chef Kevin Lau with Jaycelle of DollhouseDiary{ IMC Kavino Owner & Chef Owner, Wilson Tan and Chef Kevin Lau }

Usually when I hear Chinese restaurant, I automatically imagine eating the typical sweet and sour recipes, hot and sour soup, wontons or Chinese noodles. I know they taste delicious, like any comfort food but it does not always appeal to me esp. if I know I will eat by myself or by two’s. Normal Chinese restaurants in Manila offer huge servings that best cater to families or group of friends dining in.

I was invited to try IMC Kavino in Jupiter St., Makati City. The Fusion Cuisine intrigued me and decided to join. And after all the food I’ve tried, I’m glad I did!

Dollhouse Diary Scoop

I had a nice chat with one of the owners, Wilson Tan, and found out that IMC Kavino is his joint venture with long-time friend, Kavino Lau, who is the Chef Owner. Wilson used to work as the Banquet Manager at Century Park Hotel and Chef Kavino used to work at Heritage Hotel. This Chinese Fusion Cuisine, IMC Kavino restaurant, is their first ever joint venture.

When asked how they are different from other Chinese restaurants, Wilson said that aside from having an authentic Chinese chef, they crossover Eastern food to other Asian cuisine like Chinese, Japanese and Malaysian with Western element.

Quality Chinese good food is what they want to be remembered as so they do not scrimp on ingredients. Only the freshest available ingredients are used to prepare the dishes they are offering.

THE BEST PART is their portion servings are flexible. Meaning you can just order half portion of the dish you want to try. Their attendants were trained to not just get the customers’ order but to make suggestions and guide customers on how to order the right way to get the best experience while dining in their restaurant. Experience is key.

The Food On Our Table

Appetizers

Takoyaki Php388{ Takoyaki Php388 4pcs }

Not the typical Takoyaki balls that was introduced to me by a friend. This one is served in lettuce wraps. Tastes healthy and is one of my favorites.

Complimentary Oolong Tea{ Complimentary Oolong Tea, unlimited }

Hot teas is one of the things I like in Chinese restaurants. Helps me push down the many foods in my tummy and helps in digestion.